Take Two Sues Jack Thompson

March 16, 2007

That’s not a mix-up in the heading you just read. After numerous lawsuits made by Jack Thompson (I stopped counting a while back) against what must be the entire Rockstar Games library, the company is finally [url=http://gamepolitics.com/2007/03/16/breaking-take-two-sues-jack-thompson/]striking back[/url] against the infamous lawyer. On Friday, Take Two took pre-emptive measures against Thompson’s recent attempt to try and block the sale of the upcoming [i]Grand Theft Auto IV[/i] and [i]Manhunt 2[/i], declaring the two games public nuisances. Take Two’s suit involves blocking the blockie, essentially pulling a “Thompson” on the man himself.

In their complaint, Take Two asserts that Thompson’s numerous blockades of their games violate the First Amendment of the United States. Take Two claims that Thompson’s attempts to have the state of Florida ban the sale of its games, as well as game produced by other companies have made him “a private attorney general on behalf of the State of Florida.” Take Two is also attempting to retrieve its lawyer and other legal fees brought on by Thompson’s lawsuits.

As you would probably expect, Thompson has responded to Take Two’s suit. In what is almost obsessively compulsive behavior, Thompson writes about showing success in his recent attempt to create a shareholder’s revolt that will result in the termination of Take Two CEO Paul Eibeler.

The gauntlets are on the floor people.